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First PS3s to be Pal? | PS3Blog.net

PS3David Reeves, CEO of Sony Europe, has reportedly told trade magazine MVC, via C&VG, that the first PS3s off the production line will be Pal:

“I hope we will be day and date with [the] US and I hope that we’ll get the same quantities as US as well. I don’t think we’ll be disadvantaged. In fact I believe the first PS3s being manufactured are being made for Europe – which is a first.”

I will be very surprised if Europe gets the same amount of units as the US. Even if we do however that won’t guarantee many available at launch:

“Between November 17th and December 31st we’ll hope to put them in as many European territories as we can, even if we have to place small seed quantities on day one.”

What exactly does that mean? Will ‘smaller’ European nations get small quantities initially compared to places like the UK, France, Germany etc or will the whole of Europe get equal billing with just a few on day 1?

C&VG – Pal PS3s First off the Production line

  • I think, countries like Slovenia, the PS3 wont be bought as much, because the people over there cant afford it like we do (me from Germany i.e.)

    I dont mean to say, that they dont deserve it (I would go so far to say, that they deserve it more, because we swim in money and they got nothing), but as a Manager of Sony, I would sell most of the first units in western Europe (France, UK, Spain, Germany, Italy and the like), so the “reviewers” have something to talk about to further raise the demand for the upcomming shipments…

    But his expression is a bit fishy… “In fact I believe the first PS3s being manufactured are being made for Europe – which is a first”

    Why would they do that? I mean nowadays, the hardware should be the same (except the PSU) because the difference in PAL/NTSC is marginal and with HD it doesnt matter anymore. So its only the PSU (which will be “component”, that is easily interchangeable) and the PAL/NTSC switch will be different… So what?